Barclay College is now offering a Graduate Scholar Award to any student who meets entrance requirements to the MATL-Professional Studies program. The award will reduce the cost from $3,375 per semester to $2,300 per semester.  Total tuition cost for the program is now $9,200.

To receive the award, you must complete an application form and be accepted into the program. So long as you are enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours, you will receive an award letter. We look forward to helping each of our students individually achieve their Master Degree. Apply now to see if you qualify to receive the Graduate Award Scholarship!

Jim Le Shana, PhD, is the new Vice President of Academics and Director of the MA in Transformational Leadership – Professional Studies at Barclay College.  Jim brings a rich background of work in academia to Barclay College.  He earned his undergraduate degree from George Fox University and four graduate degrees: MA in Theology and Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary; MDiv from Azusa Pacific University; and MA and PhD in History from the University of California, Riverside.

He is one of the founders and the current chairman of the Friends Center, the seminary experience for Friends leaders at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University.  He also serves on the Council of Church Leaders for APU, the Board of Trustees of George Fox University, and is an adjunct professor at APU and at A.W. Tozer Seminary in Redding, California.

Jim served as a pastor for 30 years at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California.  By God’s grace, he has helped to launch a variety of new churches; developed, led and multiplied many effective outreach ministries and groups; successfully raised money for major building campaigns, missions, and new initiatives; trained hundreds of pastors and church leaders in California and various mission fields; and helped churches move from positions of stagnation or decline to growth and vitality.

Jim has been married to Jeanine for almost 30 years. They have 4 children and a dog named Peanut.  He is a Lakers fan.

On behalf of the Barclay College community, we want to welcome all of our newly accepted students to Barclay College, and to the returning students, we welcome you back! We will be sending out new student information but for now, here are some important dates to consider:

Student Leaders
Tuesday, August 14
Wednesday, August 15

New Students
Thursday, August 16
Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 17
Friday, August 17

Returning Students
Saturday, August 18
Saturday, August 18
Monday, August 20

(Stu-co/RA’s/Small Group Coordinators)
Move-In Day & Welcome Back Dinner (6:00 PM)
Student Leaders Training (All Day)

New Students Move-In Day (8:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
President’s Dinner for all new students and families (6:00 PM)
Registration (9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:30 PM)
New Student Orientation (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Move-In Day & Registration (9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:30 PM)
New Student Orientation Continues (10:30 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
First Full Day of Classes

*Soccer players move in on Friday, August 10 (arrive between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

*Fall athletes move in on Sunday, August 12 (from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM see coaches for more details)

We are thrilled to announce that Derek Brown will be joining the faculty of Barclay College. Derek will be the Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Chaplain, as well as holding the department chair. In these roles, Derek will be teaching classes and ministering to the student body through both corporate worship in Chapel and pastoral care through counseling and mentoring students.

An alumnus of Barclay College, Derek graduated with a BA in Theology. He then went on to pastor at Macksville Christian Church, where he as been for the last three years. During this time, he earned his Masters in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The college also had the pleasure of having Derek serve as both an adjunct instructor and the part-time Director of Chapel Ministries last year. This year Derek has also applied to enter into the Ph.D. program at Johnson University, and if accepted, will be able to complete his doctoral work without interrupting his tenure at Barclay.

Derek is married to Jessica (Huffman) Brown, also an alumnus of Barclay College. They have been married for three years, and are currently expecting twins in November! In addition, they are the proud parents of a Chihuahua (Princess) and a Boston Terrier (Charlie). They have recently purchased a house in Haviland and
are excited to move into the community. Said Derek, “Barclay was such a influential part, not only of my pastoral education, but also my spiritual formation. It is my hope that my humble efforts can help impact students in the same way.” Welcome back Derek! We are excited for you to join the Barclay team!

From May 7-13, the Barclay choir is touring the great plains. We hope you have an opportunity to join them in worship and receive a blessing from God.

The Choir began touring this year at Haviland Friends Church on Monday and now they are touring throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. We ask that you would keep them in your prayers throughout the week.


 Tuesday  Rose Hill Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Wednesday  Ramona Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Thursday  Chandler Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Friday  Miami Friends – 5:30 p.m.
 Sunday  Riverton Friends – 10:30 a.m.

Get the skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced business environment with an online degree in Business Management from Barclay College. Students will acquire “real-world” skills and a well-rounded business education from specialized courses in management, marketing, finance, ethics, accounting, statistics and law from a Christ-centered, Bible focused perspective.

Program Outcome

Students who earn a Barclay College Business Management degree online:

  • Will understand and demonstrate the ability to apply business concepts, terms and theories within the context of a Christian worldview.
  • Will have skill in analysis, decision making, leadership, and managing a business for the glory of God.
  • Will understand the effects of globalization on contemporary business and how to succeed in an international marketplace.
  • Will understand Christian ethics and fiscal responsibility and how to apply them in a business setting.
  • Will demonstrate professional competence and academic scholarship.

Prepare to move ahead in your business career today by enrolling in the Barclay College online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree!

More information will be available soon. Check back here in the near future.

This year’s celebrating classes will receive special recognition during alumni weekend, May 4-5-6. Plan to be here with them to help them celebrate. Below is the weekend schedule.

Celebrating Classes in 2012

1932 Academy 1982 College
1942 Academy/College 1992 College
1952 Academy/College 2002 College
1962 Academy/College 2012 College
1972 College

Friday Evening Celebration Dinner (May 4)

This dinner is to honor all of the classes which graduated from Barclay in a year endingin “2.” The dinner is held in the Friends church basement at 7:00 p.m. It will be catered by Anita Friesen. The cost is $7.50 each.

Saturday Golf Tournament (May 5)

The golf tournament is held in Pratt at the Park Hills Country Club at 8:00 a.m. It is a 4 Person Scramble and costs $50 per player. There are about 10 teams that compete so you have a great opportunity to win a prize. Entry fee includes green fees, beverages and lunch.Get three friends and come scramble.

Saturday Praise Service (May 5)

This service is held in the sanctuary of the Haviland Friends Church at 2:00 p.m. It is a time of special music, sing-a-longs and testimonies.The MC for the service is Jerry Louthan (1958) from Pearland TX.

Saturday Alumni Banquet (May 5)

A banquet that is open to all of you and will be at Hockett Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. Cost for faculty and staff is $8.00. The banquet honors alumni who graduated in years ending in “2” and the 2012 graduating seniors. The Barclay Singers and Choir will be performing.MC for the banquet is Brockie Harvey Follette (1990).

Sunday Baccalaureate (May 6)

Baccalaureate is held at the Haviland Friends Church at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Commencement (May 6)

Commencement is held at Hockett Auditorium at 3:00 p.m.

One hundred five guests attended the Barclay College Association Dinner on March 24. The college Association was started 1917 by the Friends Haviland Academy Board of Trustees to establish a Friends college. Since that time the Association has been the top legal entity of the college. The board established that anyone who donates $100 to the college during the fiscal year automatically
becomes a member of the Association. In recent years the college has provided a dinner to invite the member of the Association to campus for a special time of appreciation. During the dinner graduating seniors tell their stories of how they happened to attend the college, what the college has meant to them, and to thank the Association for its help in providing for their education.

Graduating seniors who spoke at the dinner were Jacob Newton, Friendswood, Texas; Eliot Hinshaw, Haviland, Kansas; and Caleb Heath, Fairland, Indiana. The Barclay Singers, a ladies quintet, and a guitar ensemble from the college provided dinner music.

Thanks to all who are members of the association and make it possible for people to attend Barclay and get a Bible centered education to live a Christian life of service and leadership.

Barclay College is life changing.  As a young man, a student, a teacher, and now as president, I have watched and experienced this transformation on more than one occasion.  Everything we do at this college is driven by our mission as well as our identity as an Evangelical Friends Christian institution.  We believe our ideas must be put into action, and this is why Barclay College makes a
difference in the world.  It is intellect inspired by faith to produce service.

This is nothing new for Barclay College.  For years we have developed students through our mission to inspire life, service, and leadership in an environment of rigorous academics and a spirit lead faith community.  Professors, students, and staff are partners in a personalized community bonded by the call of Christ to compassion, redemption, and service.

As we move into 2012 I am committed to pursue four pillars of vision.  These pillars – academic excellence, faculty growth, expanding graduate education, and a vital faith community – interface with our mission and will lay the foundation for living our witness in this world.

I am looking forward to this coming year and new opportunities to stir hearts and shape minds. Our Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program will be offered in the fall in a fully online, asynchronous delivery model. Students will be able to access this program from anywhere around the globe with no residency requirements. Barclay College is truly going into the entire world.

Pray for Barclay College. We are servants of the King and your prayers and support are necessary for us to fulfill our calling. Thank you for being in the Barclay College family and for believing in what God is doing here. Let us commit ourselves to carry forward the faith that has been entrusted to us.